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by St. Ives Productions
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eye 253,692

favorite 78

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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
movies

eye 91,540

favorite 137

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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by MPO Productions
movies

eye 238,733

favorite 868

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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 686,342

favorite 596

comment 83

This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 478,446

favorite 443

comment 40

This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies

eye 352,555

favorite 156

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 86,487

favorite 277

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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movies

eye 72,215

favorite 111

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Animated.
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 38,028

favorite 46

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
movies

eye 41,731

favorite 50

comment 3

Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 811,214

favorite 758

comment 74

Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 61,258

favorite 50

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Travelogues set landscapes in motion, and Freedom Highway exploits the roadside panorama as an excuse to celebrate American mythologies. Hanging in the sky as if they were ghosts, patriots, warriors and the myths they exemplify -- the frontier, national independence and manifest destiny -- come to life at key points along the transcontinental route. Although Americans are widely considered to be a practical, well-grounded people with their eyes on the future, Freedom Highway shows a nation in...
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 88,314

favorite 214

comment 11

Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 40,094

favorite 49

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 100,911

favorite 131

comment 19

Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies

eye 74,479

favorite 207

comment 14

Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 45,666

favorite 42

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by U.S. War Department
movies

eye 345,310

favorite 496

comment 26

Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Unknown
movies

eye 38,916

favorite 50

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 64,960

favorite 27

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Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Sponsored, Motion pictures: Government, Infrastructure: Dams, Infrastructure:...
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movies

eye 114,024

favorite 126

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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by Calvin Communications
movies

eye 125,090

favorite 340

comment 45

The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 29,785

favorite 28

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 45,751

favorite 73

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Courtesy in connection with invitations, telephone conversations, introductions and entertaining guests.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 199,049

favorite 126

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Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Williams (Clem) Films
movies

eye 11,651

favorite 12

comment 4

One of the cheapest Santa films ever produced. Shot in Pittsburgh, with blurry home movie footage of Santa parades (on one float he sticks out of a giant chimney, on another he stands in the cockpit of a rocket ship). Santa sits in a vinylite Laz-E-Boy as he orders his elves (kids dressed in leotards) around. Features a trip to a department store and endless footage of a large toy train setup. Grueling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Centron Corporation
movies

eye 45,136

favorite 73

comment 4

Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
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eye 27,346

favorite 16

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Many people, like Mr. Finchley, the hero of this film, may have wondered how to go about owning a share of American business, or about the new "pay-as-you-go" Monthly Investment Plan. Or, perhaps they'd just like to know more about how the stock market works -- about market opportunities and risks, stocks, bonds and dividends. If so, they will find the adventures of Fred Finchley as one of the best ways to find out what goes on at the Stock Exchange. Mr. Finchley is a likeable,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 164,294

favorite 13

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Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 27,285

favorite 28

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Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
movies

eye 29,802

favorite 24

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 32,831

favorite 19

comment 1

Film opens with montage of scenes of student protest. Credits occur over this sequence. Loosely structured as a narrative in which John Smith (a college student) is visited by his great great great (etc.) grandfather John Smith (from 1776), this film works to educate a young audience on the "breakdown of moral, religious, and ethical principles" in the US. With the help of a history professor, John Smith (1776) explains how he gave his life to build the USA and nowadays a "bunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 33,962

favorite 25

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Unknown
movies

eye 38,317

favorite 40

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Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections.
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Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
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movies

eye 34,606

favorite 154

comment 6

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 29,194

favorite 16

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Includes: United Nations Condemns Russia; Carrier Landings by Mirror; Arctic Ice Cap Adventure; Hummingbird Sanctuary; Low-Level Crop Dusters; Centuries of Telling Time; Old and New in Guided Missiles, showing a jet engine exploding when metal is dropped into it; and New York State's Erie Canal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 141,099

favorite 184

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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Unknown
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eye 130,752

favorite 356

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 25,981

favorite 23

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This is a recent discovery -- a 16mm print of a rare Jam Handy silent film. It's a bit title-heavy, but interesting to compare to later Handy productions.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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by Crawley Films
movies

eye 125,887

favorite 254

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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movies

eye 92,384

favorite 481

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 103,728

favorite 1,139

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
movies

eye 34,096

favorite 193

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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies

eye 55,181

favorite 110

comment 5

How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 38,325

favorite 93

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This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies

eye 223,106

favorite 254

comment 6

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Sid Davis
movies

eye 380,596

favorite 30

comment 126

Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 126 reviews )
Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 142,201

favorite 217

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 382,523

favorite 260

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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movies

eye 241,802

favorite 185

comment 9

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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movies

eye 63,606

favorite 478

comment 9

Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 203,316

favorite 272

comment 24

Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies

eye 495,805

favorite 510

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 153,607

favorite 345

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Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 58 reviews )
Topic: Political science
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movies

eye 556,782

favorite 322

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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies

eye 149,903

favorite 206

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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movies

eye 39,551

favorite 119

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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by BF
movies

eye 3,744

favorite 8

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Animated film about constitutional rights and civil rights. Animated cartoon; drawings in unique expressionistic style; deals with censorship and the Bill of Rights and tyranny; dedicated to John F. Kennedy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 219,262

favorite 509

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Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 234,304

favorite 653

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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies

eye 152,257

favorite 396

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"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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movies

eye 90,909

favorite 137

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Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 63,251

favorite 523

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 129,480

favorite 346

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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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movies

eye 70,343

favorite 436

comment 25

0696 PA8508 Out of This World
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
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movies

eye 21,423

favorite 59

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This is a scan of 35mm material held by Prelinger Archives, San Francisco and thought to be an original 1906 print. It was scanned by Adrianne Finelli at Internet Archive on October 11, 2018 using IA's Lasergraphics ScanStation scanner set at 5120 x 3840 and scanned to 16fps. Due to Final Cut Pro limitations, this full-width scan is 4096 x 3072 pixels wide and every second frame is doubled for a playback framerate of 24fps. Archives frequently make full-width scans to show information between...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, 1906, Market Street
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by Iowa State Teachers' College
movies

eye 102,949

favorite 68

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This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Various
movies

eye 239,633

favorite 489

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Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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movies

eye 31,677

favorite 418

comment 4

0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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movies

eye 72,701

favorite 283

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Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
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Topic: need keyword
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 83,004

favorite 106

comment 7

Writing, editing and mass production of books.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: Communication: Books
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movies

eye 68,094

favorite 74

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 77,673

favorite 116

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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

eye 164,687

favorite 199

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Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles